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New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 1958

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,172
Across
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Talk big. : BRAG
5
Marble: Dial. : MIB
8
Makes a choice. : OPTS
12
Coin replaced by the franc. : LIVRE
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Amonasro's daughter. : AIDA
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Plain. : BARE
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An immense expanse. : OCEAN
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Devices of ancient warfare, like catapults. : BALLISTAE
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Pansy Yokum's pipe. : CORNCOB
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Prizes. : ESTEEMS
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Receiver of a gift. : DONEE
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Thun's river. : AAR
25
State. : ASSERT
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This year. : MCMLVIII
33
Score of the lanes. : SPARE
34
Brother of Odin. : VILI
35
Father of Cainan. : ENOS
36
Novel of Indian life, 1901. : KIM
37
Popeye's dish. : SPINACH
40
Cordwainer's tool. : AWL
41
Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
43
___ bunting, European bird. : REED
44
Forearm bones. : ULNAE
46
City in Michigan. : DEARBORN
48
Lawyer's concern. : CLIENT
49
Rifle. : ROB
50
Tall East Indian trees. : TEAKS
52
Dismays. : APPALLS
56
Deeply in love: Colloq. : SMITTEN
60
Munificent. : BOUNTEOUS
62
Kinswoman. : NIECE
63
Skin diver's apparatus. : LUNG
64
Be in a brown study. : MUSE
65
Knot on a tree trunk. : GNARL
66
Diminutive ending. : ETTE
67
Salutary spot. : SPA
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Southern constellation resembling a crane. : GRUS
Down
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Political body. : BLOC
2
Puerto ___. : RICO
3
See 25 Across. : AVER
4
More imposing. : GRANDER
5
"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Groundless. : IDLE
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Soothing, fragrant, etc. : BALSAMIC
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Remark. : OBSERVE
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Meat paste. : PATE
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London vehicle. : TRAM
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Comprehends. : SEES
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Repeated performances. : ENCORES
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French cleric. : ABBE
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Language: Abbr. : ITAL
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
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Renowned. : EMINENT
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Invited. : ASKED
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Timber driven into the ground as support. : SPILE
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Brazilian dance. : SAMBA
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Garbed. : CLAD
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Relative of namby-pamby. : INANE
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Hawkeye. : IOWAN
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Speck of Oceania. : ISLET
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Four: Ger. : VIER
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Puzzles. : PROBLEMS
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Unwieldy. : HULKING
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Classify. : ARRANGE
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Selvage of cloth. : LISTING
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Roll of fabric. : BOLT
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Mechanical part. : CAM
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Competent. : ABLE
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Sulk. : POUT
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Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
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Minestrone. : SOUP
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Disrupt. : TEAR
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Curtain color. : ECRU
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Norse name. : NELS
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Patriotic monogram. : USA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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